(THE WRAP) -- Joel Osteen keeps attracting parishioners to his megachurch — even when no one is allowed to attend service there in person due to the spreading coronavirus pandemic.
This past weekend, Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen Ministries reached “close to” 4.63 million people online, according to the group’s in-house digital manager. That tally, which is not a final number, marks a new record across social channels for Joel’s giant congregation.
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A week earlier, Osteen had set what was then a new internal record, reaching 4.51 million people online. That service marked the first that was online-only due to this whole COVID-19 catastrophe.